Editorial

These people are driving others crazy

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are times for diplomacy, for the gentle dispensation of information or mild persuasion to effect change for societal benefit.This is not one of those times.When you consider the danger some drivers are creating, nothing less than a ve...

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Beware Facebook Groups if you seek the truth

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

In something of an election week tradition, this newspaper’s editor spoke to the local Pachyderm Club last Friday. The topic was a fascinating chart produced by Denver lawyer Vanessa Otero that attempts to peg media bias. Using her sophisti...

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Eternally grateful for your service

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Most of us agree that throwing money at a problem won’t necessarily solve it. But figuring out priorities in spending finite dollars is essential to solving the most important problems.And in this grand nation of ours, we have a problem tha...

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New school is worth the effort

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

After what looked like a broadside to the good ship U.S.S. CDA School District earlier this week, there are hints that it might end up being a narrow miss from friendly fire.The school district has been working feverishly on a way to get a ...

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Maybe the party is just starting

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

TGIO.Thank God It’s Over.Another campaign season is now, gratefully, in the rearview mirror, albeit too close for real comfort. Feverish partisanship was on full display for these midterms. As of this writing it’s too early to tell how Koot...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: For all Idahoans, ‘Yes’ on Prop 2

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you believe that health care is not in the same category of basic American societal responsibilities as education and police protection for every citizen, two things are likely true. One, you probably have adequate health care. And two, ...

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No such thing as an empty threat anymore

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Chief Lee White of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department can almost laugh about the old days when a kid called in a bomb threat hoping to get out of a final exam, or some bonehead set toilet paper in the bathroom on fire.The chief wasn’t laug...

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Idaho’s best-run operation

October 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s powered without state or federal funding and managed by people with deep roots in the private sector who will choose business over bureaucracy every day of the week.Your Health Idaho might be the most efficient, cost-effective model in...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Down the homestretch, ‘No’ on Prop 1

October 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

This horse-racing gimmick isn’t Idaho’s first rodeo.Back in 2013, legislators were tricked into believing “historic horse racing” machines were a mechanism of fair play that would strengthen the state’s horse racing industry and bolster pub...

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Who says politics can’t be pretty?

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

That was a political booster shot right when it was needed.The candidate forum Tuesday night in Coeur d’Alene accomplished two valuable things. One, it very clearly showed not just where Kootenai County-based candidates for the Idaho Legisl...

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